Category Archives: Lydia Pettijohn Huggins

Learning About Lydia – The Life of Lydia Pettijohn Huggins – Part II

You can read Part I of Lydia’s story at https://dakotasoulsisters.com/2012/07/11/learning-about-lydia/ Part III is found at https://dakotasoulsisters.com/2012/09/13/lydia-huggins-pettijohn-part-iii/ On January 5, 1847, Alexander Huggins made the first entry in his journal from Traverse des Sioux. Lydia and he were working with Robert and … Continue reading

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Who Wrote This Letter?

One of the letters in the digitized Huggins collection at the Minnesota Historical Society is dated Monday, September 16, 1839. It was written from Lac Qui Parle to “Dear Brother and Sister.” There is no envelope with the letter and … Continue reading

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Learning About Lydia – The Life of Lydia Pettijohn Huggins – Part I

Lydia Huggins Pettijohn was 22 years old when she arrived at Fort Snelling in Mendota, Minnesota, in May 1835. Her husband Alexander was 33 and they had two children, Amos Williamson Huggins, who was two years old and Jane Sloan Huggins, … Continue reading

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